Thursday, June 11, 2009

The swine flu pandemic

Apologies for the silence over the last 10 days, but we have been hit by the flu. At least my husband and son have, I have been lucky enough to not catch the flu, despite still living in an apartment with two sick patients.

With all the concerns about Swine flu these days, one cannot be sure if one has the regular flu or the dangerous kind

The paper said today that the WHO have upgraded the swine flu to a pandemic. The paper also said that there have now been over 1000 cases of swine flu in Ontario alone - but only 2 deaths!!! And both those people had underlying medical conditions. My husband also has underlying medical conditions. And he is having much more difficulty in shaking this flu off. Other years have been much easier.

We will be heading out soon to the doctor to get a doctors note so my son can go back to school tomorow (despite the bad cough) or next week - if the doctor says so. Husband will go see the doctor tomorow.

1 comment:

Chris Lowenstein said...

My husband has been home with some kind of virus (possibly flu?) the past couple of days, too. Hope they are both soon feeling better and hope you manage to stay well.